Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

HS Band Clinician


Andrew Chybowski
Andrew D. Chybowski is an Assistant Professor at the Pittsburg State University Department of Music, where he conducts the wind ensemble and teaches conducting and music education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is in high demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the four state area.

Chybowski earned a Doctor of Music degree in Wind Conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he served as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music and a Master of Music in Wind Conducting degree from Missouri State University.

Prior to his appointment at Pittsburg State University, Chybowski taught in public schools for eight years, including serving as head director at Palestine High School in Palestine, Texas. He is active as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and has years of experience performing in professional and civic wind bands and chamber ensembles in the Chicago area as a saxophone player.

Chybowski's research interests include the wind music of Joseph Schwantner, the development of wind band repertoire in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and conducting pedagogy; especially relating score study to gesture and the rehearsal process. Dr. Chybowski has received awards for meritorious achievement in teaching, and was recipient of the Pittsburg State University Summer Research Fellowship.

Chybowski holds professional memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the Kansas Music Educators Association, the Kansas Bandmasters Association, the Conductor’s Guild, the National Association for Music Education, and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha.
Cooper Neil
Pittsburg HS
1978 E. 4th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
w: 620-235-3200
Important Dates - HS Band
Oct. 20, 2024 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band
$25 per audition

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